Ellen Mueller

Environmental Impact Statement’s Visual Quality Objectives

by Ellen Mueller on May 9, 2016, no comments


In February I participated in the Portland-based artist collective Environmental Impact Statement’s Visual Quality Objectives, a project that invited artists of all disciplines to submit project ideas for a show that will not happen if logging commences on the north slope of Mt. Hood. All proposals were submitted as part of the public record for the Polallie Cooper Timber Sale in response to the Forest Service’s analysis of the potential impacts from commercial logging on public land.

Now those proposals are being exhibited in Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) + Virginia River Healers (VRH), an exhibition of the work of the two artist collectives from across the country, presented at SEDIMENT Arts, located in Richmond VA.

208 East Grace Street
Richmond Virginia 23219
May 6 – 28, 2016
Friday and Saturday from 1pm – 7pm or by appointment.

Issues of public land management in the west alongside private corporate PR tactics in the east form the foundations by which each collective has initiated projects to amplify awareness of what goes on out there. (Is there really an out there?) Through imaginative and performative tactics generated by each group, the exhibition explores the potential for artists to be powerful cultural agents in interpreting the systems that shape our world, and the values that people hold for the future of our planet.

Spring Semester 2016 Re-Cap

by Ellen Mueller on May 6, 2016, no comments

Watercolor Wall

Overall the semester went really well! In Drawing II/Advanced Drawing we focused on figure drawing and color through the lens of graphic novels. We also had a lot of fun and went on a trip to Columbus, Ohio.

Columbus Trip

In Intermedia we focused on the intersection of art and the internet. We learned to use Processing software, and made animated GIFs, memes, crowd-sources films, and glitch art.

Glitch Art

Credit: Ashlyn Hoak

Magic in the Woods: An Evening with Ox-Bow

by Ellen Mueller on May 6, 2016, no comments

Magic in the Woods

FEATURING: OX-BOW SCHOOL OF ART AND ARTISTS’ RESIDENCY – a 106-year-old summer school of art and artists’ residency that offers artists the time, space, and community to encourage growth and experimentation in their practice. It is the synthesis of a diverse range of studio practices, and the artists who come to engage with them, that offers the diversity of opinion, viewpoint, and discussion that makes the Ox-Bow experience so rich.

My recent Collecting Rectangles series will be screened.

untitled by Mitsu Salmon
Landscape Portrait by Jesse Malmed
Collecting Rectangles Series by Ellen Mueller
No Chick is an Island by Emily Eddy
One Fine Day by Molly Hewitt
Vivian by Danielle Campbell
Switch by Ruby Thorkelson
Why Have There Been No Great Women Magicians? by Claire Arctander
WHIRLIGIG by Cooper Collier

Facebook Event
Saturday, May 7 at 8PM – $8 tickets

Chicago Filmmakers
5243 N Clark St
Chicago, Illinois 60640

Coast Time Residency

by Ellen Mueller on May 6, 2016, no comments


Right now I am at Coast Time Residency for about another week (and then I leave for the Ireland study-abroad trip!). I’m shooting a lot of videos and photos, making some animated GIFs, and working on outlines for various proposals. This is a great little solitary residency (I have the house to myself), and it’s located between the coast and this forrest/bog space that brings me back to a lot of my childhood trips to Oregon.


Palaver Journal, Spring 2016

by Ellen Mueller on May 2, 2016, no comments


UNC Wilmington’s Graduate Liberal Studies program’s interdisciplinary online journal Palaver, is pleased to announce the release of our Spring 2016 issue.

This issue features interdisciplinary academic essays, creative nonfiction, short stories, poetry, and multi-media art. Several of my collages are featured in this issue.

Palaver website, and on Facebook & Twitter